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KUWAIT CITY, Dec 2: With a total of 173 points, Al-Fatat Sports Club took top place in the first refresher tournament for women’s athletics held on the track of Kazma Club. In second place was Salwa Al-Sabah Club with 165 points, followed by the Kuwait Club in third place with 105 points, Al-Sahel in fourth place with 30 points, and Al-Ayoun Girls Club in fifth place with 15 points. The two-day refresher tournament witnessed strong competitions among the female athletes in various competitions. Madawi Al-Shammari from Salwa Al-Sabah Club won her second gold medal after coming first in the 200-meter sprint.
Fajr Mandani of Kuwait Club won gold for knocking down the hammer. Amal Al-Roumi from Al-Fatat Club came first in the 1,500-meter race, and Amina Al-Marhoom from Al-Fatat Club came first in the 100-meter hurdles race. Lulwa Al-Askar from Al-Fatat Club won the 5,000-meter race.
In the long jump competition, Maryam Malallah from Al-Fatat Club took the gold. The first place in the shot put competition went to Iman Al-Zankawi from Al- Fatat Club. Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Athletics Federation Sayar Al-Enezi affirmed the great success of the tournament, given the positive participation of the five clubs, and good points achieved by the players in various competitions.
In his speech, Al-Enezi said, “We hope that the coming period will witness the participation of more clubs, which will raise the level of competition among the players, and contribute to raising the technical level. We will support all clubs that express their desire to participate in the women’s athletics.”
He praised the distinguished role played by the Chairperson of the Women’s Sports Committee in the Kuwait Olympic Committee Fatima Hayat, and her keenness to develop women’s sports in general, particularly women’s athletics. In addition, the Chairperson of the Women’s Sports Committee in the Kuwait Olympic Committee Fatima Hayat congratulated Al-Fatat Sports Club for coming top among the participating clubs. She wished all the clubs success in the upcoming tournaments. Hayat stressed that the success of the tournament represents a success for everyone, as well as motivation to exert more efforts to reach the highest levels.